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Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-25

After last week's heavy defeat in a rain-sodden Treviso, Leinster would have loved to come back to the warm embrace of the RDS. Instead they're off to draughty Murrayfield where the voices of the few thousand that turn up will echo around the rows of empty seats. When full, Murrayfield is an excellent venue but when empty it's a depressing place for fans and players alike. Nevertheless, Leinster's players don't have time to feel sorry for themselves. With Munster arriving at the Aviva stadium next week, followed by Heineken Cup matches against Racing Metro and Saracens, Leinster need to find their feet and quick.
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Match Report: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Patrick Fennelly, 2010-09-20

Matters just seem to get worse for Leinster and their new coach Joe Schmidt. Being able to claim a few scalps while away from home against those considered to be 'lesser' sides was the bread and butter of Cheika's reign. However, Leinster have now lost away to both Glasgow and new boys Treviso in what is definitely a worrying start to the season.
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Match Preview: Benetton Treviso vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-20

This Saturday, Leinster travel to Italy to take on Benetton Treviso. This is the first time they'll meet Italian opposition in the Magners League after Treviso and Aironi joined this season. Both teams have already posted performances that suggest they won't be pushovers, especially at home. The main reason behind the Italians joining the league is to help them develop at international level by having a better standard of regular club rugby. It's also hopeful that having the Italians in will bring a new dimension and a broader audience to the league.


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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Cardiff Blues

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-03-24

Leinster take on Cardiff in their first home match of the season tomorrow evening at the RDS. This is Leinster's only home match in September and they'll be desperate for a win to get the Joe Schmidt era going. After Benetton Treviso's win at home to the Scarlets last week, next week's trip there looks a lot more tricky and the following week they've another tough trip to Edinburgh. So it's vital that they get a win tomorrow to give them some momentum.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2010-09-03

Leinster start their Magners League campaign tonight in Glasgow. Leinster haven't won in Firhill for the last four seasons so it's not an easy place for Joe Schmidt to go to for his first competitive match in charge. The two pre-season matches against Wasps and Leicester were both heavy defeats but it would be wrong to read too much into the results given the strengths of the respective line-ups. Tonight though, the serious business begins.
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